Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. WESTMEATH, MULLINGAR, CATHEDRAL OF CHRIST THE KING (RC)

Name: BYRNE, WILLIAM HENRY, & SON
Building: CO. WESTMEATH, MULLINGAR, CATHEDRAL OF CHRIST THE KING (RC)
Date: 1904
Nature: Proposed new cathedral.
Refs: IB 46, 1? ? 1914, 841.

Name: BYRNE, RALPH HENRY
Building: CO. WESTMEATH, MULLINGAR, CATHEDRAL OF CHRIST THE KING (RC)
Date: 1931-1936
Nature: New classical cathedral to seat 1,600, replacing Gothic T-plan cathedral of 1836. Contract signed 23 Mar 1932. FS laid 6 Aug 1933; dedication 1936; consecration 1939. Contractors:  Murphy Bros., Dublin. Cost: £250,000.
Refs: Designs formerly in office archives of W.H. Byrne & Son;  Architect & Building News 129, 12 Feb 1932, 240; IB 74, 9 Apr 1932, 334-337(illus.); 75, 12 Aug 1933, 669; 78, ? ? 1936, 146(illus.),359(illus.),774,823(illus.),975; B 156, 16 Jun 1939, 1124; Capuchin Annual 11 (1940), 332; (1941), 246; (1964), 118;  Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 415-418.

Name: SMYTH, GEORGE [2] *
Building: CO. WESTMEATH, MULLINGAR, CATHEDRAL OF CHRIST THE KING (RC)
Date: 1936a
Nature: Sanctuary fittings by Earley & Co, Gunning, Smyth;s, J. & C. McGloughin.
Refs: Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar: a guide (reference from B. of I. files).

Name: THOMPSON, H. *
Building: CO. WESTMEATH, MULLINGAR, CATHEDRAL OF CHRIST THE KING (RC)
Date: 1936a
Nature: Carving of façade and windows of the carving head of Moses the Law Giver over central door.
Refs: Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar(guide book).

Name: HARRISON, C.W., & SONS *
Building: CO. WESTMEATH, MULLINGAR, CATHEDRAL OF CHRIST THE KING (RC)
Date: 1936a
Nature: Marble bases and caps to columns, marble skirtings, &c.  Architect: Ralph Henry Byrne.
Refs: List of work 'in hands, or recently executed' in advertisement in JRIAI (1936), 69.

Name: OPPENHEIMER, LUDWIG, LTD *#
Building: CO. WESTMEATH, MULLINGAR, CATHEDRAL OF CHRIST THE KING (RC)
Date: 1936ca?
Nature: According to Robert Field, all the mosaic work is by Oppenheimer, using designs of William Earley.
Refs: Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar: a guide (B. of I.); Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 418;  information from Robert Field, Swanage, Dorset, Apr 2013  

Name: POWER, ALBERT GEORGE *
Building: CO. WESTMEATH, MULLINGAR, CATHEDRAL OF CHRIST THE KING (RC)
Date: 1939a
Nature: Portland stone tympanum over main entrance representing Virgin handing over model of old cathedral of St Mary to Christ the King.
Refs: Mullingar Cathedral (a guide); Theo Snoddy, Dictionary of Irish Artists: 20th Century (1996), 400;  illus. in illus. in Dara O' Conaola, Saol agus Saothar: Albert Power (Ceardshiopa Inis Oirr Teo, 19, 1996), 60.


Name: ANREP, BORIS *#
Building: CO. WESTMEATH, MULLINGAR, CATHEDRAL OF CHRIST THE KING (RC)
Date: 1948;1954
Nature: Mosaics in chapels of St Patrick & St Anne
Refs: Mullingar Cathedral: a guide (n.d.); Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 418

Name: EARLEY & CO. *
Building: CO. WESTMEATH, MULLINGAR, CATHEDRAL OF CHRIST THE KING (RC)
Date: ?
Nature: Marble group of Holy Family.
Refs: Mullingar Cathedral (guide)

Name: EARLEY & CO. *
Building: CO. WESTMEATH, MULLINGAR, CATHEDRAL OF CHRIST THE KING (RC)
Date: ?
Nature: Sanctuary fittings by Earley & Co. and others.
Refs: Mullingar Cathedral (guide); Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 418